St. Petersburg State University Center of Additional Educational Programs in the Field of Russian as a Foreign Language

St. Petersburg State University

Center of Additional Educational Programs
in the Field of Russian as a Foreign Language

Study Guides on RFL

 

 

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Belikova, L.G., Schutova, T.A., Yerofejeva, I.N. Russian Language: First Steps:
A Manual of Russian Language: In 3 parts. Part 1. – St. Petersburg: Zlatoust, 2017. – 262 p.

The first part of the study guide includes 11 lessons (1 – 11; the last one is a revision lesson). The retention of lexico-grammatical material is rated approximately for 160-200 contact hours.

The aim of the first part of the study guide is to develop in trainees the basic language and speech skills, related to solving elementary communicative problems.

The study guide includes an introductory phonetic course, the basic knowledge about the parts of speech and sentence parts, as well as two-member sentence structure. Trainees will study the singular nouns and personal pronouns declension system, imperfective verb conjugation, and verbs of movement without prefixes. They will learn how to express temporal, cause-and-effect, target, comparative, and spatial relations by the means corresponding to this teaching stage.

At the end of the study guide there are testing works to each lesson. The study guide has an audio application.

 

 

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Belikova, L.G., Schutova, T.A., Yerofejeva, I.N. Russian Language: First Steps:
A Manual of Russian Language: In 3 parts. Part 2. – 5th ed. – St. Petersburg: Zlatoust, 2019. – 296 p.

The study guide is intended for the foreigners beginning to study Russian language but already gained knowledge of the Russian two-member sentence structure and prepositional-nominal system of the Russian language, as well as having a vocabulary of 600-700 words.

The second part of the study guide includes 9 lessons (12 – 20; the last one is a revision lesson). The retention of lexico-grammatical material is rated approximately for 200-240 contact hours.

The aim of the second part is to develop in trainees the basic language and speech skills, related to solving elementary communicative problems, mainly in the social and domestic sphere of communication. Information about the tense-aspect system of the Russian verb, declension of adjectives, possessive and demonstrative pronouns, and singular ordinal numerals are presented in the book. Trainees will get knowledge of the prepositional-nominal system, learn how to talk on the topics related to the description of simple events (narration), and adequately (in accordance with etiquette rules) conduct a dialogue in the situation of social interaction. At the end of the study guide there are testing works to each lesson.

The study guide has an audio application. Keys to exercises are available on the publisher’s website. It is intended for the foreigners beginning to study Russian on the program of the First Certificate Level of foreign citizens' communicative competence.

 

 

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Belikova, L.G., Schutova, T.A., Yerofejeva, I.N. Russian Language: First Steps:
A Manual of Russian Language: In 3 parts. Part 3. – 5th ed. – St. Petersburg: Zlatoust, 2019. – 412 p.

The study guide is the last part of the training complex. The third part contains 10 lessons (21 – 30; the last one is a revision lesson). The retention of lexico-grammatical material is rated approximately for 200-240 contact hours.

The study guide contains the information about the declension system of plural nouns, adjectives, pronouns, and ordinal numerals; application rules of adverbial participles and participles, and verbs of movement; ways of expressing temporal, cause-effect, conditional, target, and concessive relations. At the end of the study guide there are testing works to each lesson and the tables that will help trainees to align the knowledge on the Russian grammar at this stage. There is also an audio application.

Keys to exercises are available on the publisher’s website. It is intended for the foreigners studying Russian on the program of the First Certificate Level and higher (B1+), already gained the knowledge on the prepositional-nominal system of nominative parts of speech and aspectual-temporal system.

 

 

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Yudina, G.S. I Read Russian. B1.1. – St. Petersburg: The Publishing House of St. Petersburg State University, 2020.

In the study guide there are assignments for practicing different types of reading, actual texts about various aspects of life in modern-day Russia. Each text has a pre-text, post-text, and home assignments, as well as illustrations, glossary (with translation into English and Chinese), and keys. The texts correspond to conversational topics, recommended by the working program for studying them as a part of the first module of the B1 level.

The study guide is intended for the foreigners having a basic level of Russian. It can be used during online lessons, classroom, and project studies by trainees of additional educational programs in the field of Russian as a foreign language.

 

 

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Russian Language Tests: B1. Public Examination Materials from SPbU. — SPb.: Zlatoust. 2020. — 141 p. (I.V. Levental, A.S. Konanov, D.V. Ptyushkin, E.N. Gordeev, I.N. Erofeeva, I.Y. Ilyicheva, L.V. Leifland-Berntsson, N.A. Dubinina)

The “TORFL – 100%” series includes test versions for all levels. The control materials were developed by the testologists of the Language Testing Center of St. Petersburg State University and were previously used in examination sessions.

This issue is intended for those who study Russian and plan to take the test in Russian as a foreign language (TORFL) at the First Certification Level (TORFL-I/B1), as well as for the teachers preparing for these examinations.

 

 

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Russian Language Tests: A2. Public Examination Materials from SPbU. — SPb.: Zlatoust. 2020. — 133 p. (D.V. Ptyushkin, A.V. Nikiforova, E.V. Kosareva, I.Y. Ilyicheva, L.V. Leifland-Berntsson, N.A. Dubinina)

The "TORFL – 100%" series includes test versions for all levels. The control materials were developed by the

testologists of the Language Testing Centre of St. Petersburg State University and were previously used in examination sessions.

This issue is intended for those who study Russian and plan to take the test in Russian as a foreign language (TORFL) at the Basic Level (TBL/A2), as well as for the teachers preparing for these examinations.

 

 

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Russian Language Tests: B2. Public Examination Materials from SPbU. — SPb.: Zlatoust. 2020. — 156 p. (TORFL — 100%) (Vinogradov, D.V., Klobukova, L.P.; Gonchar, I.A., Erofeeva, I.N., Kolesova, D.V., Rogova, K.A., Horokhordina, O.V., Popova, T.I.)

Version 1: Vinogradov, D.V., Klobukova, L.P.; Version 2: Gonchar, I.A., Erofeeva, I.N., Kolesova, D.V., Rogova, K.A., Horokhordina, O.V., Popova, T.I.

The "TORFL – 100%" series includes test versions for all levels. The control materials were developed by the testologists of the Language Testing Centre of St. Petersburg State University and were previously used in examination sessions.

This issue is intended for those who study Russian and plan to take the test in Russian as a foreign language (TORFL) at the Level TORFL-II/В2, as well as for the teachers preparing for these examinations.

   

 

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Vasilyeva, A.V., Fedotova, N.L. "What if ...?" A Study Guide for the Foreigners Studying Russian (B1). SPb.: SUPER Publishing House, 2018 . — 52 p.

This interactive study guide is intended to develop the oral and speech communication skills among the foreign students enrolled in Russian language courses in the language environment (the level B1).

The study guide consists of 5 lessons, devoted to relevant communication topics, which are presented in different communicative situations. When working with the study guide, it is supposed to use mobile phones or tablets for the calls to real institutions (travel agencies, recreation centers, restaurants, etc.), authentic hand-outs (maps, flyers, advertisements, etc.).

The audio application (recordings of the dialogues for listening) is available on Yandex Disk. The study guide is designed for 25-30 hours of classroom studies.

ISBN 978-5-907137-62-2

 

 

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Business Russian for Every Day: Study Guide / resp. ed. Volkova, L.B., Popova, T.I. — SPb.: The Publishing House of St. Petersburg State University, 2018 . — 214 p. (E.V. Kosareva, E.S. Zorina, T.S. Sadova, L.B. Volkova, S.A. Belov, S.A. Kuznetsov)

The study guide contains the learning materials, learning activities, samples of original documents and business letters, necessary for the successful mastering of the Russian business style features in various situations of business communication by foreign citizens. The study guide consists of two parts: the first one is aimed at teaching Russian business language in the relevant business and social spheres (contacting the MPSC, registering a marriage, obtaining banking services, etc.), while the second one is devoted to business writing and contains theoretical excursus, along with tasks and examples.

The study guide is aimed at the foreign citizens seeking to work in Russia, the people who know Russian at the TORFL-1 level and above, who want to improve their linguistic and communicative competence in the field of business communication, the teachers of the Russian language in the CIS countries, as well as everyone interested in mastering the norms of the business style of the modern Russian literary language.

 

 

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Kostyuk, N.A. And What Is There to Discuss? Conversational Practice Study Guide for the Learners of Russian as a Foreign Language. — SPb.: Zlatoust, 2018 . — 160 p.

The study guide includes the texts, shortened or adapted in accordance with the goals and objectives of teaching RFL at the A1–A2 level.

They are characterized by lexical, grammatical, and informational accessibility. The texts with a high concentration of grammatical material serve as the basis for the formation and development of students’ skills and abilities in all types of speech activity, based on the acquired grammatical knowledge. In addition, they allow you to expand the range of topics discussed.

The study guide is focused on:

— course training (including a long break in training);

— practical course of Russian, the level A1-A2 (the supplement of a lesson from the textbook with the same grammatical topic, or using the material to consolidate vocabulary and grammar as the final stage of work on a specific topic).

 

 

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Fedotova N. Fonetika.ru. A manual on the phonetics of the Russian language for foreigners. St. Petersburg, 2018.

This textbook is a correction course for teaching foreigners Russian pronunciation. Exercises and tasks are oriented at the formation of skills of perception and implementation of Russian sounds, rhythm and accentuation and intonation skills, technics of reading. Each lesson includes game tasks.

This textbook can be used as an additional didactic material in the framework of the introductory phonetic-grammatical course.

This textbook is addressed to foreign students studying Russian at the level of A l.

 

 

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Fedotova N. L., Feoklistova V. M. Vot eto da! The coursebook on the Russian colloquial speech for foreigners (B2+, C1). St. Petersburg: LEMA, 2018. 74 p.

This textbook is intended to develop and improve the skills of colloquial speech of foreign students studying Russian in the language environment (B2+, C1), as well as all those who are interested in the peculiarities of the colloquial style of Russian speech.

The textbook is counted upon for 50-80 hours in classroom.

The textbook consists of 5 sections, in each of which presents lexical, grammatical and syntactic material typical for oral and written colloquial speech.

 

  

The full publications catalogue, made by the staff members of the Department of Russian as a foreign language and its teaching methods

The catalogue includes published scientific and methodical, and study guides, monographies, and dictionaries, the authors (or writing teams) of which are (or were over the years) the Department’s staff members. The full publications lists can be found in the Department’s staff members’ account profiles. The catalogue is constantly renewed.

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